Took off this morning at 0900 for Mestersvig. Wind has dropped completely but we now have fog settling in.
Aborted attempt #2 / Camp visitors15 August 2015 | Benjamin Kear
Another fine morning in our Arctic paradise… High winds, more rain and low clouds – we were ready to go but increasingly poor weather has kept us grounded.
Aborted attempt #114 August 2015 | Benjamin Kear
Wind at 35 knots and reasonable visibility at Constable Point this morning so we took off in the helicopter at 0900.
High winds and more rain!13 August 2015 | Benjamin Kear
The weather is against us. I am back at the “Hilton” in Constable Point with a few other scientists, who are likewise stuck because of the storm. Apparently there is a big low-pressure centre hovering over Iceland that is hitting the East Greenland coast with 60+ knot winds and heavy rain.
Stranded in Scoresbysund8 August 2015 | Benjamin Kear
After a two-hour flight along the coast through a rainstorm I touched down in the town of Scoresbysund at 01.00 in the morning. I did not know what would happen but I was met by a nurse in a two-seater quad bike and driven straight to the small hospital.